Improving Nutrition is Like Learning in School

Remember when you were in elementary school? Each fall you came back and it seemed like the courses hadn’t changed much. You would spend the first several months reviewing or, in some cases, relearning the subject until your teacher added anything new.

Hmmm…. Improving nutrition is a lot like going to school. The basics of a healthy eating style need to be first learned in small chunks, put into practice, reviewed, add maybe a small morsel more, put it into practice and review. It’s like getting better at writing English papers. You learn some of the basics, then put that into practice. You read it over and see where you could improve, then add a bit to it.

Think of nutrition like you would a subject in school - it’s a constant state of learning, practicing, seeing how it works, and then adding a bit to your knowledge base.

You wouldn't expect the same type of work from a 1st grader as you would from a 4th grader. And you see a big difference from a 4th grader’s paper to a college paper 10 years later. It doesn't stop there though. We constantly are writing for different scenarios, for different reasons, for different purposes. So we keep working at it by applying what we already know to a new situation. We keep using the basics.

With healthier nutrition, we keep getting better slowly. We work at applying our knowledge to different situations at different times and find out what works.

If you were on a 'summer break', now it is time to review a bit, apply a bit, learn a bit more, then apply it and so on and so on.

School and healthy eating follow the same steps. Let’s keep learning and applying as you go through different situations in life to make a healthier version of you.

To Your Best Health,
Coach Nancy

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